Friday, May 12, 2017

Prom Hair

Hello All!

Last week was my little sister's prom. She asked me to do her hair! So after some research and seeing what she wanted for her hair, we finally decided on three hairstyles before settling on one. She wanted something that was a little messy, had at least one braid, and was an updo.

I decided to make a spin off of this fishtail updo that I saw. It is a fairly easy hairstyle. It requires bobby pins, elastics, and LOTS of hairspray. I didn't want it to fall while she was dancing the night away, so it was definitely tough on her head. You really need to know how to fishtail for this one.

You will make a dutch headband fishtail braids. The fishtails will add texture and interest to the hair and bun. I really liked it and I think it came out great. The most amazing part of this updo, is that you can make it as neat or as messy as you want. Each different style can work for different events.


  1. Start with parting the hair off to a side. You will pick up a small part of the hair and separate into two pieces.
  2. Pick up a sliver from the outside of the first section and pass under to the second section. Pick up another sliver from the outside of the second section and pass under to the first section. Repeat one more time.
  3. Next stitch you will add in new hair each time you pass under a section. Repeat this process until you reach your ear.
  4. Once you reach your ear, stop picking up new hair and finish with a normal fishtail all the way down.
  5. Before tying it off,  pull the edges of your braid. You want it to be nice and fluffy, but still neat. Secure with an elastic.
  6. Repeat your dutch fishtail brain on the other side. (leave out a small bang piece or wisps if desired)
  7. Take all the hair outside of the braids and pull back into a large, fluffy bun. Secure with bobby pins.
  8. Take one fishtail braid and drape it back over the bun, secure the bobby pins. Place the second fishtail back and secure as well. You will have created an X with your braids.
  9. If you left bangs or wisps, add a little curl with a 1" wand. 
  10. Finish with hairspray.

How did you do your hair for prom?